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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Physics of bubbles could explain language patterns
Posted on July 24, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Language patterns could be predicted by simple laws of physics, a new study has found. […]

Turbulence in planetary cores excited by tides
Posted on July 24, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Veritable shields against high-energy particles, planets' magnetic fields are produced by iron […]

Engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave based information processing technology
Posted on July 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Conventional electronic devices make use of semiconductor circuits and they transmit information by […]

Creating the largest neutrino detectors in the world
Posted on July 22, 2017 at 8:40 am

A new era in neutrino physics in the United States is underway, and UW–Madison's Physical […]